Senators from both parties offer resolution to nix Trump emergency declaration to build wall

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a resolution on Wednesday to nix President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem senator says Zelensky was 'feeling the pressure' to probe Bidens 2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' MORE’s emergency declaration allowing him to build a border wall. 

The resolution, from Sens. Tom UdallThomas (Tom) Stewart UdallBureau of Land Management staff face relocation or resignation as agency moves west Overnight Energy: EPA watchdog slams agency chief after deputy fails to cooperate in probe | Justices wrestle with reach of Clean Water Act | Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows Hillicon Valley: Twitter to refuse all political ads | Trump camp blasts 'very dumb' decision | Ocasio-Cortez hails move | Zuckerberg doubles down on Facebook's ad policies | GOP senator blocks sweeping election reform bill MORE (D-N.M.), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret Collins2020 Republicans accuse Schumer of snubbing legislation Key Republicans say Biden can break Washington gridlock Feehery: Pivoting to infrastructure could help heal post-impeachment wounds MORE (R-Maine) and Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenProgressive group to spend as much as M to turn out young voters On The Money: US paid record .1B in tariffs in September | Dems ramp up oversight of 'opportunity zones' | Judge hints at letting House lawsuit over Trump tax returns proceed Overnight Energy: EPA watchdog slams agency chief after deputy fails to cooperate in probe | Justices wrestle with reach of Clean Water Act | Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows MORE (D-N.H.), would block Trump from shifting funds for military construction to building his wall. Collins is a top Democratic target in the 2020 elections.  

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Trump campaigned on building the wall and is determined to show progress to his base as he seeks another four years in office next year.

He issued the emergency declaration after a government shutdown that ended earlier this year failed to move Democrats on providing funds for the wall.

The new resolution from Democrats comes as senators prepare to force a vote this month to undo Trump’s use of the emergency powers. 

The Senate previously voted to nix the emergency declaration in March, when the same group of senators also offered the resolution to block the decision. Under the National Emergencies Act lawmakers can force a vote every six months. 

“New Mexico just lost $125 million in military construction funding and millions more could be at risk if this so-called emergency goes on unchecked. We must continue to stand up in a bipartisan way to block the president from circumventing Congress and stepping on the separation of powers,” Udall said in a statement.

The Pentagon announced last week that it was moving forward with the plan to shift $3.6 billion in military construction toward the wall, following up on Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency.